Storms Fade This Evening
Posted by Chris Lambert
There was finally enough lift to the atmosphere to fire scattered thunderstorms across the area today. As of 4:45PM, the main threat across central and eastern Mass has been torrential rain and frequent cloud to cloud lightning. In western Worcester County, points west, there have been severe thunderstorm warnings, one tornado warning and reports of hail. A few storms briefly showed rotation, but the main threat was damaging wind gusts and hail there.
Storms continue to fire late this afternoon, into early this evening, moving to the north and northeast. With the sea breeze moving in, and cool air from outflows of thunderstorms pushing north, I expect the storms to increase in coverage north of the Mass Pike between 6-9PM. Most towns main threat from these storms will be the heavy rain and frequent lightning. On occasional, a storm may go to severe limits with the possibility of hail and damaging wind gusts. I don't expect that to be widespread though.
We should break the heat wave tomorrow, staying in the upper 80s with scattered storms around in the afternoon.
Storms will be in and out through the week, with the highest chance of rain Thursday-Saturday. It won't rain all day, but showers and storms are more numerous then. It'll be coolest on Friday and Saturday as highs may fall just shy of 80.
Hope you had a good weekend.